Rupinder, Akash make comebacks; Sardar retains place in Asian Games squad

Rupinder, Akash make comebacks in Asiad squad

Ace drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh (
above
) and striker Akashdeep Singh on Monday returned to India’s 18-member men’s hockey squad for next month’s Asian Games in Indonesia, where the country would be defending its gold medal.

The team for the 18th Asian Games, to be held in Jakarta and Palembang from August 18 to September 2, was announced by Hockey India and featured just two changes from the Champions Trophy squad that won a second consecutive silver medal in Breda, Netherlands recently.

While Rupinder, who was rested from the Champions Trophy squad, returned to the side in place of Jarmanpreet Singh, Akashdeep replaced an injured Ramandeep Singh.PTI

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